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No contest: Study shows shooters better than ever

Steph Curry vs. Larry Legend. Are today's 3-point shooters greater than their predecessors? The answer can be found from watching NBA 3-point contests.

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38mOhm Youngmisuk

Youngmisuk: A slam-dunk Q&A with Vince Carter

It might have been one slam dunk, but Vince Carter launched a nation of Canadian basketball fans with his 2000 Slam Dunk performance.

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Allen adds to Cameron mystique with winner at the buzzer (2:02)
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Diamond Stone gets technical for 'shot to the head' (1:08)
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Kansas beats Oklahoma on the road (1:28)
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19hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Rising Stars

Here's Kevin Pelton's grades for the Rising Stars game, which pits the top young NBA players against one another in a Team USA-versus-World format. Team USA won 157-154.

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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
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Calipari ejected, Kentucky routs South Carolina (1:42)
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Indiana HS wins record 30th swim title in row

The Carmel High School girls swimming team set a national record for most consecutive state titles in any sport, winning its 30th straight Saturday at the IHSAA girls state championships.

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NBA All-Stars try to name five famous Canadians (2:15)
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Scoop Jackson: Thirty years of Jordans

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.

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Prem: Sunderland 2-1 Man United (2:05)
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Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades (2:04)
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Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
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Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
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5hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

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Joseph Blandisi's ridiculous between-the-legs goal (0:28)
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Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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19hD'Arcy Maine

The Buzz: NBA Celeb Game grades

The NBA and WNBA's best and brightest are in Toronto this weekend for the All-Star festivities. Friday night's Celebrity Game might not have had the same talent caliber, but it was entertaining.

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Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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2dBaxter Holmes

With good cheer, Kobe Bryant embraces final All-Star Weekend

The Lakers' star took on all questions during his news conference before the All-Star Game, sharing his views on many topics. He is expecting limited minutes in his last midseason exhibition.

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Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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1dJohnette Howard

Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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1dSonia Thompson

The Buzz: Kristen Wiig is hilarious as Super Bowl champ

Jimmy Fallon interviews Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, aka Kristen Wiig dressed in a full Broncos uniform, and you'll be cracking up for the full six minutes.

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4dRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

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1dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.

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Bosh to have more tests on 'lingering' calf issue

All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.

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Karl-Anthony Towns after his Skills Competition win: "I'm definitely talking some trash to Ricky Rubio. He doubted me the whole way."

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NBA Skills Challenge: Final
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7-foot center Karl-Anthony Towns beat 5-foot-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas through the course and nailed the 3-pointer on his third try, claiming the 2016 crown. Towns is the tallest player to win the NBA Skills Challenge.

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The first upset of the night comes via Karl-Anthony Towns, who beat Isaiah Thomas in the skills competition, then was mobbed by his fellow big men - and the Heat mascot.

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NBA Skills Challenge: Semi-finals
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  • Isaiah Thomas elimintes C.J. McCollum
  • Karl-Anthony Towns eliminates DeMarcus Cousins
Thomas and Towns will face each other in the finals for the 2016 Skills Challenge trophy.

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Jabari Bird flies in for one-handed dunk
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"Trace Tinkle is going to learn when you see an athletic guy running on the other side, you might want to just let him go."

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Karl-Anthony Towns was pumped after coming from behind to beat Draymond Green.

NBA Skills Challenge: Big men results
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  • Karl-Anthony Towns defeats Draymond Green
  • DeMarcus Cousins defeats Anthony Davis

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Badgers go back up by double digits
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No. 2 Maryland chipped away at Wisconsin's advantage, but Bronson Koenig pushed the lead back up to 10 on ESPN.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Karl-Anthony Towns on how he'll succeed in the skills competition: "Just use everything I've been taught since I was young. Focus on my fundamentals."

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Want this signed Kobe Bryant photo? It has a starting bid of $3,000 at All-Star Saturday's silent auction.

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NBA Skills Challenge: Guard results
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  • C.J. McCollum eliminates Jordan Clarkson
  • Isaiah Thomas eliminates Emmanuel Mudiay

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Maryland's Diamond Stone gets tech
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The star freshman was issued a technical foul late in the 1st half after he tumbled to the ground with a Wisconsin player, then appeared to deliver a shot to the player's head as well.

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NBA Skills Challenge: Guards vs. Bigs
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The Skills Challenge this year features four big men and four guards in an elimination tournament. "We're taking this league back," Draymond Green said on the TNT broadcast.

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Drake's influence is all over All-Star Weekend - even at the merch stands.

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NBA All-Star Saturday Night
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The highest leapers, wettest shooters and sharpest ball-handlers take center stage for the individual competitions in Toronto.

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Vitto Brown puts Wisconsin up by 10
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Brown's triple made it a double-double lead for the Badgers against the 2nd-ranked Terrapins. (Live on ESPN)

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Jerry Stackhouse is one of the 100+ retired players in town for All-Star Weekend, and always has time for the fans.

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Silver says after Kobe takes time to decompress, "hes going to be looking for ways to stay directly involved in the game of basketball."

Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape
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20 NBA seasons. 18 All-Star selections. 1 mixtape.

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Muggsy picks potential 'Space Jam 2' lineup
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Who better to pick the new lineup of players that have their talents taken than one of the originals, Muggsy Bogues? The future Monstars

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No. 2 Maryland has big hill to climb
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The Terrapins started the second half in a 15-point hole vs. Wisconsin, but has since shrunk that under 10 points. Will Maryland be the latest top team to go down? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Carmelo Anthony reiterated to Sirius XM NBA Radio that he has no intentions of waiving his no-trade clause.

Wild fire coach Mike Yeo

Yeo had a 171-131-44 record with the team. The Wild have 3 regulation wins since January 1st. They are 3-12-4 since that day after starting the season 20-10-6.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It's almost time for All-Star Saturday Night, where the buzz surrounds Zach LaVine and whether he can top his dunk contest performance from last year.